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Quotations About Politics

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Brooks Adams
The Education of Henry Adams


Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Henry Brooks Adams
The Education of Henry Adams


The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle
The Complete Works of Aristotle


To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Honoré De Balzac
Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain


When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.
Honoré De Balzac
Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain


Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
Mikhail Bakunin
A Circular Letter to my Friends in Italy


The water which supports a boat can also sink it.
Unknown


The trees may wish for quiet, but the wind will not subside.
Chinese proverb


From the way the grass bends, one can know the direction of the wind.
Unknown


The current federal regulations limiting junk food is very narrow.
Maureen Knightly